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Real Men Don't Sing: Crooning in American Culture

Allison McCracken · Duke University Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The crooner Rudy Vallée's soft, intimate, and sensual vocal delivery simultaneously captivated millions of adoring fans and drew harsh criticism from those threatened by his sensitive masculinity. Although Vallée and other crooners reflected the gender fluidity of late-1920s popular...
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The New Art of Capturing Love: The Essential Guide to Lesbian and Gay Wedding Photography

Kathryn Hamm · Watson-Guptill Publications, Incorporated
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

The first guide to posing and sensitively capturing same-sex couples on their big day, The New Art of Capturing Love equips semi-pro and professional wedding photographers to enter the exciting new LGBT wedding photography market.These are exciting times for marriage equality - but capturing...
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The Technical Pen

Gary Simmons · Echo Point Books & Media
Format: Print book

The Technical Pen features over 300 illustrations, including 34 full-color images in the hardcover edition paperback edition is in gray scale. Although originally designed for architects and engineers, a technical pen is an ideal tool for fine artists, illustrators, and graphic artists....
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Life Is Like a Musical: How to Live, Love, and Lead Like a Star

Tim Federle · Running Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A Self-Help Guide--with Jazz Hands! Life is Like a Musical features 50 wry, witty tips on getting ahead in life and love--all learned in the showbiz trenches. "Hilarious, wise, and one-of-a-kind. This book is so damn brilliant I'm surprised it didn't already exist." -- Sarah...
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Movie Stunts & Special Effects: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning and Execution

Andrew Lane · Bloomsbury Academic
Format: Book

Throughout film history, one of the fundamental fantasies portrayed on screen has been the kind of physical action few of us could ever experience in real life. The image of an 'every man' engaged in hand-to-hand, mortal combat, defending his family or even the world population...
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Legal Handbook for Photographers: The Rights and Liabilities of Making Images

Bert P Krages · Amherst Media; Third Edition, Third edition edition
Format: Book

Beginning with the basic laws that govern photography, this legal manual helps photographers understand the basic matters of access and privacy, covering issues such as shooting images on private property, consent, and the photography of public groups. Subjects addressed include the legalities...
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Stardom Happens: Nurturing Your Child in the Entertainment Business

Candy Bennici · Morgan James Publishing
Format: Hardcover

“Clean your room, do your homework, and dodge the paparazzi.” Have you ever wondered what life would be like raising a successful child actor? Stardom Happens gives you all the information you need to help your child get into the business and have a positive experience while...
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Treasure Palaces: Great Writers Visit Great Museums

The The Economist · Economist
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

In this exuberant celebration of the world's museums, great and small, revered writers like Ann Patchett, Julian Barnes, Neil Gaiman, and more tell us about their favorite museums, including the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York, the Musée Rodin in Paris, and Tate Modern...
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Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph

Jan Swafford · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 1077
Format: Book

Jan Swafford's biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being...
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Blind Spot

Teju Cole · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In this innovative synthesis of words and images, the award-winning author of Open City and photography critic for The New York Times Magazine combines two of his great passions. "To look is to see only a fraction of what one is looking at. Even in the most vigilant eye, there is a blind...
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Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Richard Barrios · Oxford University Press, USA
Format: Hardcover

Singin' in the Rain, The Sound of Music, Camelot--love them or love to hate them, movie musicals have been a major part of all our lives. They're so glitzy and catchy that it seems impossible that they could have ever gone any other way. But the ease in which they unfold on the screen...
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Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History

Rhonda K. Garelick · Random House
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLERCertain lives are at once so exceptional, and yet so in step with their historical moments, that they illuminate cultural forces far beyond the scope of a single person. Such is the case with Coco Chanel, whose life offers one of the most fascinating tales of the twentieth...
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A Celebration of Beatrix Potter: Art and letters by more than 30 of today's favorite children's book illustrators

Beatrix Potter · Frederick Warne & Co
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

2016 marks the 150th birthday of Beatrix Potter, making it the perfect time to pay tribute to the beloved author/illustrator with A Celebration of Beatrix Potter!With illustrious tales of characters like Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, and Jemima Puddle-Duck, Beatrix Potter established herself...
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Step-by-Step Lighting for Outdoor Portrait Photography

Jeff Smith · Amherst Media
Format: Paperback

Hit the ground running with this no-nonsense guide to outdoor portraits! Acclaimed photo-educator Jeff Smith shows you how to design beautiful images that virtually sell themselves. Quick lessons take you through every step of the process in detail, showing you how to select locations,...
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